Claimed by the Alien Rogue by Krista Luna EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Krista Luna
- Language: English
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- Genre: Science Fiction Romance, Fantasy & Futuristic Romance
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I FLINCHED AWAY from blinding light, my arm sluggish as I tried to
shield my face with my hand. Why did it feel like my insides had been
scooped out and replaced with cotton wool? Oh, yeah. Cryo.
If they were waking me up, we were there. Our new planet! A thread of
excitement wove through the sluggishness of cryohangover.
I blinked repeatedly, trying to get my eyes to focus.
“What the hell!” My heart skipped. That wasn’t a medic! The thing
looming in front of me had to be alien! Like alien-alien, not like on the
really old Star Trek’s where they just glued different things to the actors’
Leathery gray hide covered a hairless head with four solid-black eyes
and a little blob of a nose. It opened a large mouth, and a sound like
crashing rocks filled the air.
As soon as it fell quiet, I said, “Do you speak English?” I winced. It
was such a stupid question, but what the hell else could I ask? Maybe they
had some kind of universal translator.
Those eyes stared, unblinking. Then it moved backward, letting more
of the room come into view. Instead of waking on a bed in the medbay of
ARK 1, the spaceship I’d left Earth in, I stood upright in my cryopod. This
also wasn’t one of the ship’s cavernous cargo holds filled with cryopods.
Nope. We were in too small of a room, and instead of white plastic, the
ceiling, walls, and floor were made out of unpainted metal.
The alien got even more alien as the rest of it came into view. It had
shoulders and two arms that ended in three-fingered hands, but below that,
it widened out into a shape like a mini-mountain. The base flared in all
directions until it was three to four times as wide as me. It looked like a
huge slug without the tail. It glided over the flat floor, but how? Were there
a million little legs under there? Did it slide like a snail?
Another rumble of rock on rock from it jerked my gaze upward.
The light wasn’t actually that bright, now that my eyes had adjusted,
but it still glinted off the silver barrel of a gun the alien gripped in its meaty
“Fuck!” My body instinctively tried to backpedal, but I only pushed
myself deeper into the gel bed of the cryopod. I started babbling, using my
perkiest voice, “Hi! I’m Cara Peterson. I’m from Earth. You’ve probably
never heard of Earth. It used to be a really nice planet, but it’s kind of not
anymore. That’s why I left.” Oh, god, you’ve lost it now, Cara! I’d been
trained to make an armed opponent empathize with me as a person. Who
knew if it worked on aliens?
The alien certainly ignored me. Its other hand reached out and engulfed
my shoulder, yanking me forward and around.
Damn, damn, damn! I tried every move I knew, but I couldn’t break the
grip on my shoulder. The thing was freaking strong.
I swiveled my head, trying to keep the gun in sight. The barrel swung
up, then disappeared behind me. Panic made my heart race. “I’m a trained
peacekeeper! I help people!”
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